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groop 01-07-2013 01:59 PM

RIP Huell Howser
Those of you in California who watch PBS know this guy. I have to say that I enjoyed his shows and often rode to places that I first saw on his programs. Poor guy was only 67

theGrinch 01-07-2013 04:14 PM

RIP Huell...

...true California's Gold.

Ride more everyone!



M1Jeep 01-07-2013 04:33 PM

Huell was a wonderful ambassador for the parks and landmarks this great state has to offer. He will be missed.

hbmichael 01-07-2013 05:40 PM

I was fortunate to have had a personal experience with Huell. I met him a few years ago on Descanso Beach in Catalina. He was the most gracious and affable man I ever met. Even though he was the "star" he made me and my bro I was with that day feel like we were the big stars. We partied pretty hard that day...Drinks at the bar in the sand at Descanso, Steak and lobster at Steves Steak house in Avalon seated on the balcony watching the fireworks and finally more drinks at Luau Larrys. He really was that super nice down home native Tennesean dude he portrayed on California's Gold. He loved to go out of his way for his fans. Which were suprisingly many considering his show was on PBS. Its a fond memory of a super cool dude.....

Off Limits 01-07-2013 05:55 PM

His show was great to watch all baked up. His enthusiasm was top notch. Did you guys know that he used to ride dirtbikes in the 60s?

schmo 01-07-2013 06:19 PM

Sad to hear . . . RIP Huell.

sealsam 01-07-2013 06:25 PM

My son ended up being on one of his shows. He came to Seal to do a story about our town and was making his way down main st and interviewed my kid. About a week later the phone rings one afternoon, the wife answers and it's HH. He called to make sure it was ok for our son to be on the show and then gave us the date it would be on. The wife chatted with him about 10 mins about absolutely nothing. But she said that's gotta be the most polite & easy going person she's ever talked to.

What a show! He'll be missed.

Kevinsterner 01-07-2013 07:26 PM


Originally Posted by groop (Post 20420895)
Those of you in California who watch PBS know this guy. I have to say that I enjoyed his shows and often rode to places that I first saw on his programs. Poor guy was only 67

I never heard of Huell before this post. I watched the videos and he was a very interesting and entertaining guy. I mean no dis-respect by this, but people on the left and right coast seem shocked when they come across someone like this. Friendly, easy going, not full of himself. Just go to the Midwest or the south and you will meet thousands of people like this. Maybe not as talented as Huell, but just as friendly and not full of themselves as this guy was. From what I can see Huell is a good example of what people from the Midwest and south are like.

ramjet 01-07-2013 07:52 PM

Well, there was definitely more to Huell than meets the eye and that in itself should be a lesson for all of us. I just couldn't resist imitating his, " that's amazing", line when out hiking with the family. Drives my wife crazy. But highest form of flattery it's said. Won't be the same without him. He made everyone feel just peachy. Enjoy the infinite journey, Huell.

NSFW 01-07-2013 09:13 PM

though his from Tennessee, he is California's Gold.

we love his shows.

Cannabinoid 01-07-2013 10:11 PM

God Bless Huell Howser! Aye he is gone, but ALL his footage is archived for the public to watch FREE here:

tedder 01-08-2013 08:27 AM

His wife must be devastated.

Wait, he wasn't married?

fast4d 01-08-2013 09:24 AM


he taught me MORE than I ever wanted to know about hetchy hetchy reservior. :D

truly one of a kind.

ballisticexchris 01-08-2013 07:43 PM

I really liked his show! He sounded like a genuine guy. RIP Huell. See ya' in the afterlife……...

BerndM 01-08-2013 10:07 PM

I don't think there has ever been anyone who was a better, more likeable and more entertaining promoter for the State of California.
I will be sorely dissappointed if his tireless work to showcase our State doesn't result in some sort of official recognition by our "leaders" in Sacramento.
Naming a state park after him would make him smile till the end of time.
I will surely miss his genuine enthusiasm. :cry:cry:cry

RIP Huell


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